fails to overturn decision to reject Highbridge post office flats
to convert Highbridge's Post Office building into a development
of seven new flats have been rejected by the Planning Inspectorate
this week following a formal appeal.
owner of 9 Church Street applied for the change of use, conversion
and extension of the post office, shop, storage and a flat into
a new, smaller ground floor shop plus seven flats.
Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee rejected the application
last July, and the owner decided to appeal against the decision
through the Planning Inspectorate.
plans were turned down because members felt the proposals would
have led to an overdevelopment of the site. The building would
also have lacked amenities and recycling facilities," a district
council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
a report issued this week, an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate
upheld the earlier judgement and stated that the site would have
insufficient outdoor amenity space for future residents.